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ways and means therein mentioned, and, amongst
others, that it should bo lawful for the Collector
to prefer a complaint to any Justice of the Peace
of the county in which such Lessor may reside,
and such Justice is empowered to summon such
Lessor so complained against to appear before him
in Petty Sessions, and is also empowered to direct
payment of such money to such CJollector, and in
default of payment that it should be lawful for
such Justice, or any Justice of the Peace for such
coimty, to issue his warrant for the levy thereof
by distress and sale of the goods of such Lessor,
as in the said Act more particularly mentioned ;
and it is by the said last-recited Act also enacted**,
that every rate made under the authority of the
c 9/ ^^^* ^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^ recitaj, or the therein first-recited
Act, on any electoi-al division in the coimty or
the county of the city of Duhlin, and any money
authorized and directed to be levied imder any
warrant for the levying of poor rate in the said
county or the county of the city of Dublin, shall
and may be collected and levied, sued for and re-
covered, by such and the same ways and means
and with the like remedies and powers in case of
non-payment, as the Grand Jury cess, or the
money applotted on the several persons liable to
pay the same, may be collected in any other
county in Ireland: And whereas doubts exist



• $ a. 4 of 6 fc 7 Vic. C 92 (pp. 103-106).
I> S 11 of 6 & 7 Vic. a 98 (p. 114).

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Tart II. 2.] Raie9 :^-Justiees Powers, d-c. 318

Aether the Divisional Justices of the police dis- " * \*g^'*^
tiict of Dvhlin metropolis can he deemed to he dituiokal
Justices of the Peace of the county of the city of 4owm^m
Dublin or for the county of Dvhlin within the doblih
said police district, so as to have or exercise juris- DisTiucr.
diction for the hearing of complaints as to non- ^^^
payment of poor rates or for the recovery of poor
rates within the said police district, within the
meaning of such said recited provisions ; and
doubts also exist whether the several police offices
at which such Divisional Justices preside and offi-
ciate within the said police district can he deemed
to be Petty Sessions, within the meaning of the
said last-recited Act or of the several Acts autho-
rizing or directing any proceedings to be taken
by or before a Justice or Justices of the Peace at
Petty Sessions, or before Justices of the Peace of
a county, county of a city, county of a town or
place, or before two or more Justices when met or
assembled : For the removal of such doubts be it
therefore enacted, That the several Divisional Jus- The DiTi-
tices of the police district of Dvhlin metropolis Sow of Dub-
ahall, for the purposes of the said Acts of the first "nt« hate
and second years of Her Majesty's reign and of in**the" Ju-
&e sixth and seventh years of Her Majesty's J^[^*^
leign, and of all and every other Act or Acts reooTory of
heretofore made or hereafter to be made with J^^JJT*
respect to the raising, levying, or enforcing pay- JusUcot:
xnent of any rate for the relief of the destitute
poor in Ireland^ have and exercise the same powers,
authorities, and jurisdiction within the police
district of Dvhlin metropolis, as any Justice or
Justices of the Peace of any county has or have or
can have or exercise within his or their respective
county, in respect to any rates made or to lie made
for relief of the destitute poor in Ireland : and Dinsioiwi
tiiat wherever, in any Act now in force or which pjtjj^ t?
shall hereafter be in force in Irelcmd, any proceed- »<^* »t their
ing, matter, or thing is or shall be authorized or ^o^ J^u
directed to be token, entertained, inquired int«), or jJJSJUSJ"
done by a Justice or Justices of the Peace at Petty empowered
Sessions, or by Justices of the Peace of any county, ^ *^
county of a city, county of a town or place, or by
Juatioes of the Peace, or any two or more of them ,



314 Hates : — Justices* Powers, d:c, [Part IL 2.

'* * ^le^*^' ™®* *^^ assembled, the said Divisional Justices of

DiTMioxAL the police district of Dvhlin metropolis, or any one

pivSas^N ^^ more of them, shall have and shall and may

DuBLnf exercise all such powers and authorities and juris-

DiOTRiCT, dictions at the several divisional police offices

1848. within such police district of Dublin metropolis at

which such Divisional Justices or Justice shall at

the time be i*espectively presiding or officiating, as

any Justice or Justices at Petty Sessions, or any

Justice or Justices as aforesaid, are or shall be

authorized or directed to have or exercise within.

their respective jurisdictions.



6 A 7 Vic. 6 ck 7 VlCT. CaP. 36.

Rates An Act to exempt from County, Borough, Paro-
AcT. chial, and other local Eates, Land and Buildings



1843.



occupied by Scientific or Literary Societies.

[2Sth July, 1843.]



sdcnUfic § 1. Whereas it is expedient that societies

****''** rto^* established exclusively for purposes of science,

contribu- literature, or the fine arts, should be exempt from

m^h^noi ^e charge of county, borough, parochial, and other

which do not local ratos, ill respect of land and buildings occu-

thewfrom— ** pied by them for the transaction of their busi-

from rate ^®^» *^^ ^^^ Carrying into effect their purposes :

upon obuin- Be it therefore enacted, That from and after the

^^x^Vi^l firs* day ^^ October, one thousand eight hundred

appointed and forty-three, no person or persons shall be

assessed or rated, or liable to be assessed or rated,

or liable to pay, to any county, borough, parochial,

or other local rates or cesses, in respect of any

land, houses, or buildings, or parts of houses or

buildings, belonging to any society instituted for

purposes of science, literature, or the fine arts,

exclusively, either as tenant or as owner^ and

occupied by it for the transaction of its busineflB,

and for carrying into effect its purposes ; provided

that such society shall be supported wholly or ia

part by annual voluntary contributions, and shall

not, and by its laws may not, make any dividend.

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Pabt IL 2.] Rates: — Exemptions. 315

gift, division, oi' bonus in money unto or between * * ^ vic.
any of its members ; and provided also that such vi^»
society shall obtain the certificate of the Barrister- ^^'J^JT**''
at-Law or Lord Advocate, as hereinafter men- i84i
tioned*. """"

2. Provided always, and be it enacted, That Such
before any society shall be entitled to the benefit !??'1J*.? ^

-■••A •». Ill I . c»u«e their

of mis Act, such society shall cause three copies ruioa to be
of all laws, rules, and regulations for the manage- Jltr ^ppoinu^
ment thereof, signed by the President or other Birnrtcr.
chief officer and three members of the Council or ornify, \{
Committee of Management, and countersijmed bv •^|'\''^*^ • o""
the Ulerk or secretary of such societv, to be sub- for with-
mitted, in England, Wales, and Benmck-vpon-^^l^;''''
Tilled, to the Barrister-at-Law for the time being
appointed to certify the rules of friendly societies
there, — and in Scotland, to the Lord Advocate, or
any Depute appointed by him to certify the rules
of friendly societies there, — and in Ireland, to the
Barrister for the time being appointed to certify
the rules of friendly societies there, — for the pur-
pose of ascertaining wliether such society is en-
titled to the benefit of this Act : and such Barrister
or Lord Advocate, as the case may be, shall give
a certificate on each of the said copies that the
society so applpng is entitled to the benefit of this
Act, or shall state in writing the grounds on which
such certificate is withheld ; and one of such copies, Certified
when certified by such Barrister or Lord Advocate, ^fi^hoxv
shall be returned to the society ; another copy shall ^^j^^^^JJ^'
be retained by such Barrister or Lord Advocate ; ^'"*
and the other of such copies shall be transmitted
by such Barrister or Lord Advocate to the Clerk
of the Peace for the borough or county where the
land or buildings of such society in respect of
which such exemption is claimed shall be situated,
and shall by him be laid before the Recorder
or Justices for such borough or county at the
General Quarter Sessions, or adjournment thereof,
held next after the time when such copy shall
have been so oe**tified and transmitted to him as
aforesaid ; and the Eecorder or Justices then and
theie present are hereby authorized and required,

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316



Rates : — Exemptiom. [Part II. 2.



6 & 7 Vic.

0.36.

Ratbs
ezbmption

Act.

1843.

Alterationt
in rules to bo
submitted for
oertifioate,
and drpodtcd
inUke



in ease of
refusal to
oertiij.
soeietj
oeasesto be
entitled to
exemption.



Foe to the
Barrister;



Expense of
forwarding
Rules.



Where certi-
ficate is re-
fused, sooietf
may appeal
to Quartvr
Ses^ot.



without motion, to allow and conBrm the same ;
and such copy shall be filed by such Clerk of the
Peace with the roUs of the Sessions of the Peace
in his custody, without fee or reward.

3. And be it enacted, That if the laws, rules,
and regulations of any such society shall be altered,
so as to affect or relate to the property or consti
tution of such society, such alterations shall, within
one calendar month aftier the same shall have been
made, be submitted to such Barrister or Lord
Advocate, and such Barrister or Lord Advocate
shall certify as aforesaid ; and such rules, when so
certified, shall be filed with the Clerk of the Peace
as aforesaid ; and in the meantime, such society
shall be entitled to the benefit of this Act as if no
such alterations had been made : Provided always,
that if the said Barrister or Lord Advocate shall
refuse to certify, that then, subject to such appeal
as is herein-after provided*, the said society shall
cease to be entitled to the benefit of this Act from
the time when such alterations shall come into
operation.

4. Provided always, and be it enacted, That the
fee payable to such Barrister or Lord Advocate
for perusing the laws, rules, and regulations of
each society, or the alterations made therein, and
giving such certificate or statement as aforesaid,
shall not at any one time exceed the sum of one
guinea, which, together with the expense of tnms-
mittuig the rules to and from the said Barrister or
Lord Advocate, shall be defrayed by each society
respectively.

6. Provided always, and be it enacted, That in
case any such Barrister or Lord Advocate shall re-
fuse to certify that any such society is entitled to
the benefit of this Act, it shall then be lawful for
any such society to submit the laws, rules, and re-
gulations thereof to the Court of Quai*ter Sessions
for the borough or county where the land or build-
ings of the society shall be situated, together with
the reasons so assigned by the said Barrister or
Lord Advocate as aforesaid** : and the Becorder



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Part II. 2.] Bates .—ExempHons. 317

or Justices at such Quarter Sessions shall and ^^'.Y'^^
may, if he or thej think fit, order the same rules Batcs
to be filed, notwithstanding such refusal as afore- *™^°"
said ; and such filing shall have the same effect as I843!
if the said Barrister or Lord Advocate had certified
as aforesaid.

6. Provided also, and be it enacted, That any App«*i u»
person or persons assessed to any rate from which 2an??y p«T-
any society shall be exempted by this Act, may J>"" ^*^f*^
appeal from the decision of the said Barrister or empUonfrom
Lord Advocate in granting such certificate as ^pl^t^^r:
aforesaid, to the said Court of Quarter Sessions,
within four calendar months next sifter the first
ass^sment of such rate made after such certifi-
cate shall have been filed as aforesaid, or within
four calendar months next after the first assess-
ment of such rate made after such exemption
shall have been claimed by such society ; such Notioe of
appellant first giving to the Clerk or Secretary of ""*'** *pp**^-
the society in quejrtion, twenty-one days previously
to the sitting of the said Court, notice in writing
of his intention to bring such appeal, together
with a statement in writing of the grounds
tiiereof ; and within four days after such notice, »nd rooog-
entering into a recognizance before some Justice, ^
with two sufficient sureties, to try such appeal at,
and abide the order of, and pay such costs as shall
he awarded by, the Recorder or Justices at such
Quarter Sessions ; and at such Quarter Sessions,
such Recorder or Justices shall, on its being proved
that such notice and statement have been given
as aforesaid, proceed to hear such appeal, accord-
ing to the grounds set forth in such statement,
and not otherwise ; and, if the certificate of the
said Barrister or Lord Advocate shall appear to
him or them to have been granted contrary to the
provisions of this Act, shall and may annul the
same ; and shall and may according to their dis- <
cretion, award such costs to the party appealing
or appealed against as he or they shall think proper :
and his or their determination concerning the pre-
mises shall be conclusive and binding on all parties
to all intents and piu^wses whatsoever.

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318 Deduction o/BateJroTn Tithe BerU-charge. [Paet II. 2.



17 & 18 Vict. Cap. 104. '

17 & 18 Vic.

Mb'rchant An Act to amend and consolidate the Acts relating
Act. to Merchant Shipping.



1854.



[lOth August, 1854.]



ExTBACT, as to Exemption of LightkouseSy ^c.^from

Bates ofnd Taxes,

ProtMJrtjr § 430. All lighthouses, buoys, beacons, and

purpoMs of light dues, and all other rates, fees, or payments

dVi"'f ^^^^^ ^ ^^ forming part of the said fund', and

Act to be all premises or property belonging to or occupied

SrSELand ^y ^^y ^^ *^® ^^^ general lighthouse authorities

uxci. or the Board of Trade, which are used or applied

for the purposes of any of the services for which

such dues, rates, fees, and payments are received,

and all instruments or writings used by or under

the direction of any of the said general lighthouse

authorities or the Board of Trade in carrying on

the said services, shall be exempted from all public,

parochial, and local taxes, duties, and rates of

every kind.

[There are also a few instances of public insti-
tutions being exempt from rate, by the statute
under which they were founded, 6.^., Archbishop
Marsh's Library, under 6 Anne, c. 19, and tlie
Armagh Observatory, under 31 Geo. 3, c. 46.]



" * M.^'*"* 11 & 12 Vict. Cap. 80.

Deduction -^ ^^^ ^ empower Lessees of Tithe Rent-charge
tlmY^^ i^ ^Tdand to deduct a Proportion of Poor Rate
'^nJiihV Poundage from Rent, &c.

[31«^ August, 1848,]



Extract.

\ \l. ^ *** § ^- Whereas by an Act passed in the Session
of Parliament holden in the first and second yean

• Mercantile Morine Fond.

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Pabt IL 2.] CoOeiAian of Rates {Dublin), 31 D

of the reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An " * 'i^*^'
Ad for the more efectucU Relief of the desHiute 1 —
Poor of Irdomdy it is provided and enacted, that iSbrj«ii.
where any person receiving rent in respect of any ehafge. if
rateable property shall also pay a rent in respect rent for^tSe^
of the same, he shall be entitled to deduct from SJJ^"*^
sudi rent a proportion of the rate deducted irom por^oo ofT
him ; and it is expedient to extend such provision '^ ^^ ***
to the case of tithe rent-charge : Be it enacted,
That firom and after the passing of this Act,
where any person entitled to receive tithe rent-
eharge shall be liable to pay a rent in respect of
the same, he shall be entitled to deduct from the
rent so paid by him a sum bearing such a propor-
tion to one half the amoimt of rate deducted from
the tithe rent-charge received by him as the rent
paid by him in respect of such tithe rent-charge
bears to the tithe rent-charge which he is so en-
titled to receive.



12 & 13 Vict. Cap. 91. 12 at 13 vic.

0.91.

An Act to provide for the Collection of Rates in ^^l^^
the City of Dul>lin\ coix«moN

[\8t August, 1849.] ^^



EiTBACTS of suck portions of the Act as relate to
or affect the Poor Rate.

Whebeas it is expedient that an office for the
collection of certain public rates in the city of
DtihUn should be established under due superin-



» This Act relates to T&rious rates in Dublin, which had, np to
the time of its passing been levied and collected by different
bodies; the power of lerying and collecting such rates is by this
Act transferred from them to an officer cidled the Collector-
General ; the districts to which the operation of the Act extends
are described in 9 29 (p. 324), and comprise the North City Eleo-
toral DivWon of North Dublin Union and the South City Elec-
toral Dirision of South Dublin Union ; the poor rates on those
divisions are among the rates, the levying and collection of which
Is transfeiTed to the Collector-General.



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320 CoUectxon of Rates (DvUin). [Part TL 2*

'2 * Q^^'*'* tendence and control : May it therefore please your
Dublin Majesty that it may be enacted ; and be it enacted
colltcSoh ^y *^® Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and
Act, with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual
Jf^" and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of
Powers of the Same, That from and after the tenth day of
toS collect- December^ one thousand eight hundred and fifty,
whed^e'" the several powers, duties, and authorities of
( A ) to bo applotting, levying, and collecting the rates, c^ses,
c^i^tor- taxes, and rents specified in schedule (A) to tiiis
General of Act annexed* shall cease to be exercised by
this Act " the bodies politic or corporate. Boards, Commis-
sioners, or persons, empowered by any Act or
Acts to applot, levy, and collect the siuoie, but
shall be vested in and exercised by the Collector-
General of Rates herein-after mentioned, and shall
be performed in the manner by tlus Act directed,
and not otherwise, anything in such Acts or any
of them, or any law, statute, or usage, to the con-
trary in anywise notwithstaiiding.
Appointment 2. And be it enacted. Thai it shall be lawful
Ge^wi!***'" f^^ ^^^ ^^^ Lieutenant of Ireland, by warrant
under his hand and seal, to appoint from time to
time such person as he may think proper to be the
Collector-General of Rates for the purposes of this
Act, and to remove such person, and in like
manner to appoint any other person in his place ;
and in case of the sickness or necessary absence
of such Collector-General it shall be lawfiil for the
said Collector-General, with the approbation of
the said Lord Lieutenant, to appoint some other
person to act in the place of such Collector-Gene-
CoUoctor- ral ; and that the person who shall for the time
General shall being act as CoUector-General shall and he is
coScct ratts. hereby authorized to applot, collect, levy, and re-
ceive the rates, cesses, and taxes herein mentioned,
and all arreai-s thereof, in the manner by this Act
provided.
Lord Lieu- 7. And be it enacted. That it shall and may
^ndi to ^ lawful for the Lord Lieutenant, by and with

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Part II. 2.] Collection of Rates {Dublin), 321

the advice of Her Majesty's Privy Council in *' * J? ^'^'
Irdand, to make such rules and regulations for Dublin
the government of the said CoUector-Greneral, and ctn^%a.oH
of such clerks, collectors, and other officers as shall act.
be appointed and employed to assist in the execu- *^*
tion of this Act, as the said Lord Lieutenant, with "»»*'® "»*•*
the advice of the said Privy Council, shall think uuon* for
fit ; provided that such rules and regulations shall {^*n^^'*
not be repugnant to any law now in force in that office,
part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Ireland called Ireland, or inconsistent with the
provisions of this Act.

9. And be it enacted, That the said Collector- ^^^'^
General shall open an account in the said Bank open an
K^Irel<tnd, to be entitled, "The Account of the JJ~Sik"of
Collector-Greneral of Eates in the City of Dublin^* IwImmL
naming the Collector-General for the time being
therein, and shall be governed, as to the manner

in which such accounts shall be kept, pre|>ared, and
exhibited for audit, and in every other respect
where the same are not inconsistent with the pro-
visions of this Act, by such rtdes and regulations as
shall be issued in that respect from time to time by
the Lord Lieutenant with the advice of the Privy
Council aforesaid ; and, in case the said Lord
Lieutenant shall so direct, such accounts shall be
audited by the officer who shall be from time to
time by warrant authorized by the said Lord
Lieutenant to audit and declare the accounts of
the several Treasurers of counties and counties of
cities and towns, imder and by virtue of the pro-
visions of an Act passed in the first year of the
reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act to 7Win.4.«nd
provide more effectual Afeans to make Treasurers of • *• *•
Counties and Counties of Cities in Ireland account
for public Monies, cmd to secure the same, or of any
Act or Acts amending the same.

10. And be it enacted, That the said Governor Bank of iw-
and Company of the Bank of Ireland shall and H^HjiJjIS*'
they are hereby required to open and keep an ^fv^V'^
account for each of the bodies politic or corporate,
Boards, CommissionerB, or persons herein-after
mentioned, in the name of such Treasurer, Receiver,

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Collection of Hates (Dublin), [Pabt II. 2.



12 Jr 13 Vic.

C.91,

Dublin

Bates

COLLKCnoN

Act,
184«J.



Dnflson
Bank of Ire-
land by tho
Boards, Ace.,
for whom
money ool-
lectod, shall
be paid by
Bank.



Colleotor-
Ocneral to
audit booka
of CoUectnni
onoe a week
or ofteoer.



or officer as such bodies politic or corporate, Boards,
Commissioners, or persons shall respectively direct,
and shall at all times give to the said CoUector-
Grenei^l, or to such bodies politic or corporate,
Boards, Commissioners, or persons, or to any |«r-
son so appointed to inspect and audit ^uch accounts,
copies of every such account, as well as the account
of the said Collector-General : Provided always,
that the opening of any such accoimt as aforesaid
shall not authorize or empower the said Governor
and Company of the Bank of Ireland to pay out
to any such bodies politic or corporate, Boards,
Commissioners, or persons, or to the said CoUector-
Greneral, any sums of money lodged with them,
without the proper voucher or authority which
they are now or may hereafter be by law directed
to reqxdre.

11. And be it enacted, That any draft or order
for money drawn upon the said Governor and
Company of said Bank of Ireland, for the purposes
of the bodies politic or corporate, Boards, Commis-
sioners, or persons, for whom any rates shall be
collected under the provisions of this Act, shall be
signed by such Treasurer, Receiver, or officer, or
in such manner as such bodies politic or corporate,
Boards, Commissioners, or persons, shall direct ;
and such drafts and orders so drawn, but not
otherwise, shall be a sufficient authority to said
Governor and Company of the Bank of Irehfid
to pay the amount thereof to the persons named
therein.

15. And be it enacted, That such Collector-
General, or such other person as may be appointed
by him for such purpose, shall, once or oftener in
each week, audit and examine the accounts of
each Collector, and shall thereupon lodge with the
said Governor and Company of the Bank of
Ireland a certificate stating the amount of money
lodged by each Collector or other person on his
behalf in the preceding week, and the proportions
and shares in which the same is to be allocated and
credited by the said Governor and Company to the
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Pabt IL 2.] CoUectum of Bates {Dublin). 323

or corporate, Boards, Commissioners, or persons, " */J,^^'*^'
for vhom an account shall be opened as herein ntriiuir

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16. And be it enacted, That the Collector- act.
Creneral shall, at all reasonable times, permit the — .*
bodies politic or corporate, Boards, Commissioners, ^JjJjjJL
or persons, for whom any rates shall be collected General to
by ihe said Collector-General, or any person au- ^f,^on of
thorized on their behalf, to inspect the books of BoardB, fto.



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